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Boston Calling Festival – Day 3, Boston, Massachusetts, September 27th, 2015 

I woke this morning feeling sore, 13plus hours of walking around on brick and concrete had done a number on my feet, legs, and back, but nonetheless I was excited to start Day 3 of Boston Calling. In the pas,t the first band to go on stage on the last day of the festival is a local act,   and sure enough Boston’s own Dirty Bangs took... Read more →
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Boston Calling Festival, Day 2 – Boston, MA, September 26th, 2015. 

It was a bit cooler than the festival a year prior, and I made my way into the center, hoodie in hand and jeans, no shorts this year.  As the gates opened, the kids ran in to make it to the front of the stage.  A couple of them wiped out pretty bad on the stairs, but in timely fashion, they got back up and continued their run, only a bit... Read more →
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Boston Calling Festival, Day One – Boston, MA, September 26th, 2015

Since I first covered the Boston Calling Festival in their second season of shows, I’ve looked forward to returning each year for both the summer and fall shows. Sometimes the names on the bill are big, and other times they are unknown to me. This fall’s show was more of the later. Having looked the acts up online, I recognized a couple... Read more →
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Rik Emmett, An Acoustic Night of Triumph – Tupelo Music Hall, Londonderry, New Hampshire, September 12, 2015

I have a concert bucket list and at the very top is Triumph.  I’m holding on to the dream that I’ll see the band perform, but just in case that doesn’t happen, we snatched up tickets to see Rik Emmett, vocals and guitar for the Canadian arena rock machine, at Londonderry, New Hampshire’s Tupelo Music Hall on September 12.  Both... Read more →
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All Time Low – State Theatre, Portland, Maine, September 17, 2015

As I parked my car a block away from the venue, I could already tell how well this show sold. A line of people, made up primarily of young girls under the age of consent was wrapped around the block and halfway down the back street.  As I walked past them on my way to get my credentials to shoot the show, I counted fifteen guys - fifteen... Read more →
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Queensrÿche – State Theatre, Portland, Maine, September 14, 2015 

Having photographed Queensrÿche only a few nights earlier, I knew what I was in for.  Not to mention the numerous times I’ve seen the band over the years - from their first tour opening for Twisted Sister where they only had their EP’s worth of music and had to fill the rest of the set with covers to today when their catalogue is deep.... Read more →
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Saxon –& Armored Saint – Asylum, Portland, Maine, September 13, 2015 

If this review brings deja-vu to your ears it may be because I reviewed the bands earlier in the year on this tour, the difference being I only had to drive 10 minutes to this one instead of 2 hours like last time. The first time that I saw Saxon was in 1980 on their Wheels of Steel tour.  They opened for Rush at the Cumberland County... Read more →
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Scorpions & Queensryche – Blue Hill Bank Pavillion, Boston, MA, September 10, 2015

Scorpions kicked off their 50th Anniversary tour in Boston on Thursday night, and the night was nothing short of magical. Even the rain that kept falling in spurts couldn’t dampen the evening’s events. This show fell on my 53rd birthday, making it extra special for me. To think I was three years old when this band started is kinda... Read more →
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The J.Geils Band / Ian Hunter And The Rant Band – Maine State Pier, Portland, Maine, September 3, 2015

As a guy who has been attending and photographing concerts since 1977, I often get asked “What is the best concert you’ve ever seen?” I can never answer this question accurately as I’ve seen so many good ones. However, one thing I can answer is who were my favorite frontmen, and along with Steve Whitman of KIX and David Lee Roth of... Read more →